Attack on Titan 1

Attack on Titan 1

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by Hajime Isayama
     
 

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In this post-apocalytpic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming mankind. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world for years, killing everyone they see. For the past century, what's left of man has hidden in a giant,

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In this post-apocalytpic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming mankind. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world for years, killing everyone they see. For the past century, what's left of man has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, but the sudden appearance of an immense Titan is about to change everything. Winner of the 2011 Kodansha Manga Award (Shonen) and nominated for the prestigious Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize for 2012.

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Library Journal
This debut series flew largely under the radar until its anime adaptation took the Internet by storm earlier this spring. It features a unique mix of late Renaissance technology and culture with a postapocalyptic atmosphere. Humanity’s remnants live behind layers of massive walls for protection from the human-eating titans outside. Suddenly, after decades of peace, the titans smash through the outermost wall and slaughter the residents. Eren, Armin, and Mikasa, three young survivors of the massacre, join the army in their desperate struggle against the unstoppable giants. Along with the setting and intricate, twisting plot, Attack on Titan derives its appeal from its willingness to bend the conventions of shounen manga. Here, friendship and burning spirit do not conquer all, and your favorite character stands a good chance of getting eaten without the opportunity to give a cool speech first. The sketchy, oddly proportioned art style and flashback-heavy pacing may be a turnoff for some, though.

Verdict Not for everyone but definitely worth a look. Recommended for shounen manga readers looking for a fresh twist on the genre and fans of horror-survival stories in the vein of Aliens or The Walking Dead.—Neil Derksen, Pierce Cty. Lib. Syst., Tacoma
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612626154
Publisher:
Kodansha International
Publication date:
07/16/2013
Series:
Attack on Titan Series , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
60,529
File size:
101 MB
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Meet the Author

Hajime Isayama first published Attack on Titan in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. It became a sleeper hit and won the Kodansha Manga Award in shōnen category in 2011. This is his first manga.

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Attack on Titan 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Superb manga, even better anime! Heart wrenching and beautifully animated, the soundtrack is also gorgeously composed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been watching the anime and have read all they have of the manga online. I plan on buying all volumes of this series, because it is fabulous. I would highly recommend it to anyone. 
BT6336 More than 1 year ago
There are some unimportant things not in the anime and vice versa but the anime exactly follows this!! Great to read over and over again while waiting for the new episodes of the anime. No matter how much you love/like/hate the anime, you'll definitely this manga!! It's truely one of a kind!! I defenitely reccommend this comic book!! I hope you'll love it as much as I do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pure excellence!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend it ;)
One_Piece More than 1 year ago
This was a great 1st volume. The author is a great world builder and has left us with so many questions unanswered. I'm very excited to read volume 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading Manga because I became a big fan of the show. The book has excellent writing and fantastic art. Highly recommended to Manga readers or someone looking to start reading Manga like me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS MANGA IS INCREDIBLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The_Impossible_Completion More than 1 year ago
This was a manga that hooked me onto it since page 1. Capturing story and greatest, awesomest characters! (Mikasa is best) I honestly love this WAY MORE than the anime. One of the best manga BY FAR.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has to be the best anime ever, and it really shows through this grapic novel series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this manga series, just a little disppointed that I can't read volume 6. I can't find it on my nook app. :((
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A truely amazing series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hands down top anime!
Anonymous 7 months ago
I love it
Reeeshell More than 1 year ago
I've read all the volumes in this series so far. It's a really great Manga! It is the one I recommend the most. The storyline engulfs you and doesn't let you go. You'll have a hard time stopping once you get started. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First Anima and best Anima for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I devoured this volume and now must have the next.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Isn't it nice to go into a series you had nothing about? Then as you start reading, you're thinking, what is going on? What is that? Oh this is not going to end well isn't it? This is depressing? Then when you get near the end, you're like, wh..wha...WHAT?! Yeah series, this is a start of an interesting reading experience isn't it? The anime I hear is about the same. Feels and all. And that the art is beautiful. Also, favorite is Sasha and Mikasa so far. Though Armin I'm also liking as well. He's adorable. Eren, not sure yet but you got to like his determination. And at least he got his friends with him. Promising start and I'm intrigued by the premise. Anyway, I would say more but I like to continue the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book in the world
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my fav animes and this is so worth getting. Amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have watched the anime and now am reading the manga i love attack on titan one of my favoret animes of all time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best frickin' manga i've ever read. It took me two days max to read the entire series and i was almost in tears for most of it. But dont let that scare you away, it was the best thimg to happen to me. Not to mention the first manga series i read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago